Senior Research Manager

Philip joined The Young Foundation in 2023 after previous roles as Research Manager for Revolving Doors and Toynbee Hall. Passionate about using research to address health inequalities and achieve social justice, he strongly believes that local people and communities have the right to be meaningfully involved in research and social action about their lives and communities.

Philip has several years’ experience managing peer research projects, supporting and training diverse groups of people to co-design, conduct, analyse and present research to achieve real-world policy impact. He has worked on topics including housing and homelessness, community safety and cohesion, trauma, poverty, and healthcare access and treatment, for clients including the NHS, the Ministry of Justice, His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, and His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service.

Philip’s academic background includes a PhD at Newcastle University, which explored the diverse care needs of homeless young people using a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach, and undergraduate teaching experience.

Outside of work, Philip enjoys going to gigs and playing football. He also enjoys supporting causes to promote equality, having previously co-founded a small LGBTQ+ charity.


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